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Sunday, September 20, 2020 at St. Michael’s College School Map it

In this our 30th year of music-making, the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra continues its tradition of providing an environment of performance excellence, friendship and fun. Our creative and administrative staff have been working hard to reimagine our program that maintains our program traditions, while adhering to all public health guidelines and restrictions. So whether you’re trying out for the Concert Winds, the Symphonic Winds or the Wind Orchestra, we will continue to find unique and meaningful ways to engage all our musicians. Welcome to the TYWO family.

If you’ve never done an audition before, relax!  Virtually all musicians who try out receive membership into our family of ensembles.  The auditions are held to give us a chance to get to know you, to help determine which ensemble suits you best and to help us establish seating arrangements (i.e. 1st flute, 2nd clarinet, etc.).  Plus, we go out of our way to make the experience as positive and stress-free as possible.

 Video Requirements:

  • Click on the drop down menu to the right of this screen under “Audition Excerpts” to download material for your instrument.
  • Musicians auditioning for the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra must select and prepare any two (2) of the enclosed excerpts.
  • Musicians auditioning for the TYWO Symphonic Winds are asked to prepare any one (1) of the enclosed excerpts.
  • Musicians auditioning for the TYWO Concert Winds are asked to prepare a solo of your choosing as well as various major scales.
  • All musicians are encouraged to carefully observe the different styles and metronome markings where indicated.
  • You will also be required to select a solo or etude of your own choice, not to exceed two minutes in length.
  • Please note there is a non-refundable $25 Audition Fee due on or before the audition date.  Payments may be made in cash or by cheque payable to the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra.

Concert Winds musicians are not required to prepare any of the enclosed excerpts.

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